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News Release

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Media Relations

Teacher Assistant Arrested for Sexual Battery NR16192jh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division - Sexually Exploited Child Unit detectives are asking for the public's help in locating additional victims of 34-year-old Pil Mendez who was arrested for sexual battery.

On June 8, 2016 around 9:40 a.m., Mendez was arrested for one count of 243.4(e)(1) PC and three counts of 647.6(a)(2) PC. In November 2015, a female student reported that Mendez inappropriately touched her and made sexual comments to her on multiple occasions. During the investigation, additional students disclosed that Mendez had also inappropriately touched them and made inappropriate sexual comments to them.
Mendez was a teacher assistant at Miguel Contreras High School.

Mendez is being held on $50,000 bail.

Pil Mendez

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division - Sexually Exploited Child Unit at (213) 486-0580 between 6:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.